Big Tent Dean

The Howard Dean “Scream” Tour o’ Tolerance rolls on…

“We’re not going to concede the South,” the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee told an overflow crowd of more than 900 people in a dining room that was set up for 800 in the Clarion hotel near downtown Jackson.

“The South will rise again, and when it does, it will have a D after its name,” Dean said to applause from the diverse crowd of blacks and whites.

Cue the house to unroll the confederate flag background.

Dean said he’ll go to Tennessee soon.

Will he lunch with Algore? Not likely.

“The way we’re going to win elections in this country is not to become Republican lite. The way we’re going to win elections in this country is to stand up for what we believe in,” Dean said.

Win? No. Go down in flames like the fringe leftist minority that you are? Yes.

Speaking at the $75-a-plate Mississippi Democratic Party dinner, Dean criticized the national debt and said: “You cannot trust Republicans with your taxpayer dollars.”

Go on Howard. Make the pledge. Tell everyone that Democrats won’t increase taxes, they won’t add their personal pork to ANY new bill, and insist that each existing social program be scrutinized for waste.

He prayed for American troops, saying even those who had criticized the war in Iraq should support soldiers and their families.

Would someone explain to me how you support a soldier in Iraq but oppose and criticize the job they have? Really…I don’t get it.

He also said the Democratic Party should reach out to evangelical Christians and the party has room for people with divergent views on abortion.

Attention tempest, find your teapot.

“I want to reach out to people who are worried about values,” Dean said. “We are going to embrace pro-life Democrats because pro-life Democrats care about kids after they’re born, not just before they’re born.”

What’s that? Did Dean say something he didn’t intend to say? Are we to believe now that Democrats consider the mass of cells inside a pregnant mother a “kid”? Is a “kid” not a human being? It’s time to fish or cut bait Democrats. Stand by this statement from your Chairman or issue the appropriate press release correction. You can’t have it both ways.

I’m starting to get anxious for each new speech that Howard Dean gives. I can’t wait to “roll tape” on him when campaign 2008 kicks in. Grab your popcorn…  

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